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Species Sphinx canadensis - Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807

Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807 (Sphinx canadensis) - Sphinx canadensis Sphingidae - Sphinx canadensis Sphinx canadensis 7807 Canadian Sphinx - Sphinx canadensis Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807 (Sphinx canadensis) - Sphinx canadensis Sphinx canadensis caterpillar - Sphinx canadensis Canadian Sphinx Moth - Sphinx canadensis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Sphinx
Species canadensis (Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807)
Hodges Number
7807
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphinx canadensis Boisduval, 1875
Size
Wingspan 70-85 mm.
Identification
Similar to Hermit Sphinx, Sphinx eremitus, but has no white reniform spot. (1)
Range
Northeastern North America: Newfoundland south to Kentucky, west to Manitoba, Arkansas.
Season
May-September, two broods southward.(1)
Food
Tuttle (2007), Wagner (2005) report larval host is black ash (Fraxinus nigra).(2)(3)
Print References
Boisduval, J. [1875]. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes., Spec. Gén. Lépid. Hétérocères, 1: 93.
Covell, C.V., 2005. Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths. Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 35, pl. 5, fig. 7. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 62; pl. 5, fig. 1. (4)
Tuttle, J.P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc. p. 81; pl. 7, fig. 7. (2)
Wagner, D.L., 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p. 252. (3)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 21 Sphingidae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1971. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems